WAREHOUSE GYM D3Interiors | 03 Jan 2019
AN UNCONVENTIONAL GYM
Right in the center of Dubai Design District (d3), was born a unique academy. The original space was composed of three divisions with different commercial purposes. In the new Warehouse Gym, the idea was to combine them in a harmonious way. With a area of 600m2, the award-winning VSHD Design group faced the challenge of creating a welcoming, inspiring, authentic and functional academy, that fit its surroundings. In order to do this, the group chose to get away from materials commonly used in gyms and health clubs. So, it used concrete and bricks combined with copper and gold alloys, giving the space a modern look, with a sober and elegant shape. This includes a cycling podium, a semi-transparent, suspended cube that transfers energy from the studio to the gym floor. Moreover, to achieve a vibrant climate, the illumination includes LED lights suspended along the ceiling, and its intensity can be controlled in the different exercise areas. The project also has a reception bar, a circuit training studio, an indoor meeting point and an outdoor area.
Photos: Nik and Tam